I've known of the Queens County Farm Museum but paid my first visit this past Mother's Day.  The land has been farmland for over 300 years, making it the longest running farm in the state of New York. Walking onto the property is an immediate escape. We had such a nice time walking around, enjoying the natural surroundings, and seeing the animals: pigs, cows, turkeys, chickens, goats and more.

After some animal time, we stopped by the farm shop where I had to keep myself from buying everything in site! We did however, pick up some seeds to add to our garden, honey made by the farm's bees, some wine made from a blend of local grapes including those grown on the farm, and a couple of Mothers' Day gifts.

The farm shop is also a great spot to pick up farm fresh eggs (get there early to secure some!), gardening books, local treats (pickles and jams), flowers, plants, herbs (for your own garden) and some hay to feed the farm goats. This was truly an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and the bonus is that there is no admission price. I'm looking forward to heading back to the farm and hope you'll consider stopping by too!

Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, New York 11004-1129

Farm Grounds - Daily 10-5    
Farmhouse Tours - Sat-Sun 11-4
Store Hours- Daily 10-5  
Wine Shop - Daily 12-5 
Egg Sales - Wed.-Sun 12-5        
Compost Drop-Off - Daily 10-4

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